Discover how online dating has changed from bulletin boards to dating apps in our new blog post and infographics
The history of “sorting in pairs”, as one of the basic characteristics of human kind, evolved in a very curious way over centuries. In the past, the compatibility criteria had little or nothing to do with the actual choice of a partner, as it was often depending on the social and economic status, or it was pre-established by certain protocols. We fought for the freedom of choice and we won many battles (although there are still numerous “war zones” worldwide). The Internet age profoundly changed the possibilities to seek and meet a potential partner/date. It gave us the possibility to showcase our digital self and calculate our compatibility through algorithms. But above all, it gave us an alternative way of searching for the right person.
The second part of our insight on how to set the foundations for the casual game design. Check out the first 4 tips in our previosly published article, and discover all tips in our brand new infographics.
5. Keep the balance
Very important part of a casual game creation is the application of the famous Flow theory, created by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian psychology professor; according to this theory the individual, in our case the player, must be constantly kept in an area between the anxiety and the boredom.
The theory connects two variables: the player’s ability and the game difficulty level, highlighting how the player can progress from a starting position A1 by increasing his level of skill and moving towards the position A2 or can succumb to the difficulty of the game coming in the position A3. In both cases, unless a subsequent evolution intervenes and brings him towards the position A4, the player doesn’t feel comfortable, so that he eventually leaves the game, in the first case for boredom , in the second for the anxiety of not having what it takes to win.
This is why the design evolution of the flow of the game is so important: there always needs to be a balance between the increase in difficulty and the progression of the gamer’s ability.
Thanks to the rapid changes mobile devices have been undergoing, mobile games have become one of today’s most profitable niches and also hold much promise in the future. According to data collected by Forbes y Garnet, the mobile game industry represents one of the largest growing segments in today’s market . Between the launch of Tetris from Hagenuk MT 2000 and Snake from Nokia 6110, loads of changes have taken place in regards to mobile game development and many more are expected to come (Click here to learn about the History of Mobile Games).
For starters, the mobile gaming market has always favoured three important trends: the preference for mobile devices, the continuous fall in prices for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and the high percentage of consumed video games on mobile devices. These factors show us that there are millions of new potential users to be gained.
New insight and infographics that will guide you through the key moments of the music history
Could you imagine the world without music? What a dreadful thought, you’d think, just like a great Nietzsche said,
Without music life would be a mistake.
The idea of rhythm is old as the humankind itself, but it took us some time to create the first melodies that were the real musical expressions of human emotions. But only with exploration of harmonies and it’s synergy with the rhythm the music became a universal language and a true form of art.